Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Jule Styne & Leo Robin, Anita Loos & Joseph Fields (1949)
Fri, Aug 1 - Sun, Aug 10
Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center
Music by Jule Styne.
Lyrics by Leo Robin.
Book by Anita Loos & Joseph Fields.
Opened December 8, 1949 at the Ziegfeld Theatre.
Set in the Roaring Twenties, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes follows the madcap adventures of the original not-so-dumb “dumb blonde,” Lorelei Lee, as she sets sail for Europe with her best friend Dorothy Shaw. As Dorothy puts it, the gold-digging Lorelei is "the only girl in the world who can stand on a stage with a spotlight in her eye and still see a diamond inside a man’s pocket." Based on Anita Loos’ bestselling novel of the same name, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes made a star of Carol Channing on Broadway and later cemented Marilyn Monroe’s status as an American film icon in the 1953 screen version.
“Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” is the crown jewel in a score that sparkles with songs like “Bye, Bye, Baby,” “A Little Girl from Little Rock” and “I Love What I’m Doing (When I’m Doing It For Love).”
Image © The Al Hirschfeld Foundation. www.AlHirschfeldFoundation.org. Al Hirschfeld is also represented by the Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd., New York.
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Ron Daum, director
Robert Ashens, music director & conductor
Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj, choreographer
Mark Huisenga, set design
Cast
Shannon Coltrane, Lorelei Lee
Angie Fisher, Dorothy Shaw
Conor O'Brien, Gus Esmond, Jr
Trevor Eichhorn, Henry Spofford
Matt Musgrove, Josephus Gage
Janet Whitlow, Mrs. Ella Spofford
Mark Huisenga, Sir Francis Beekman
Cindy Kenny, Lady Phyllis Beekman
Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj, Gloria Stark
Jim Ballard, Bill
George Comstock, Robbear LeManteur
Matthew Leach, Gus Esmond, Sr.
Ashley Chandler, ensemble
Female Ensemble
Male Ensemble
Production Team
Connie Huston, master painter
MUSICAL NUMBERS
ACT I
 It's High Time
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Jule Styne
 Bye, Bye Baby
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Jule Styne
 A Little Girl From Little Rock
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Jule Styne
 I Love What I'm Doing
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Jule Styne
 Just A Kiss Apart
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Jule Styne
 It's Delightful Down In Chile
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Jule Styne
 Sunshine
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Jule Styne
 I'm A-Tingle, I'm A-Glow
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Jule Styne
 You Say You Care
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Jule Styne
ACT II
 Mamie Is Mimi
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Jule Styne
 Coquette
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Jule Styne
 Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Jule Styne
 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Jule Styne
 Homesick Blues
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Jule Styne
 Keeping Cool With Coolidge
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Jule Styne
 Button Up With Esmond
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Jule Styne
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Leo Robin, 1900-1984
Jule Styne, 1905-1994
Ticket/Venue Info
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A46.00  41.50  39.25  37.00  23.00 
B38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  19.00 
C30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  15.00 
D22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  11.00 
Silva Concert Hall
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
541-682-5000
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